During the first week of June, detectives from the TAGNET (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) Majors Marijuana Investigation Team conducted overflights in the Badger area of Tulare County for illegal marijuana grow sites. During the overflight, detectives located several large clandestine marijuana grow sites within the area of Dry Creek canyon.
On Saturday, June 8, detectives from the TAGNET Majors Marijuana Investigation Team, with the assistance of the Narcotics Unit, conducted operations to eradicate the illegal marijuana grow sites. During the operation, detectives found a large amount of trash as well as the diversion of the natural waterways in the area. Detectives also located a campsite, but they were unable to locate any information on the identity of the suspects responsible for the illegal marijuana grow.
During the operation in the Dry Creek canyon area, a total of 7,952 marijuana plants were located, eradicated, and destroyed.
The investigation into illegal marijuana grow sites is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or they can remain anonymous by calling TIPNOW at (559) 725-4194.